East Rutherford, NJ (April 29, 2017) – The New York and New Jersey metro area offered up something new for the GEICO Honda team in Monster Energy Supercross, as pro rookie Cameron McAdoo made his debut for the team, alongside veteran Christian Craig. While McAdoo was happy to get some experience with his new team and grab a top ten with a ninth, Craig was hoping for a little more than his fifth-place finish
"Another not great night for me," said Craig. "I ended up finishing in the top five after [Joey] Savatgy got penalized. I felt awesome in my heat race and stayed on Zach [Osborne] the entire race so I was pumped on that. In the main I got a pretty good start, I was in about fourth. My first couple laps I went into safety mode for some reason, I didn't ride like myself right away which hurt me. Once I got into a flow I passed Adam [Cianciarulo] but then missed the triple so he got me back. Another race with the same story, I feel like. I'm ready to have some fun in Vegas then put this SX season behind me."
McAdoo moved from the SmarTop MotoConcepts Honda team to GEICO Honda back in March, but had not been able to actually race his new machine due to a laceration on his hand. The race marked the fourth supercross race of his career, and his second-straight top ten finish.
"East Rutherford had its ups and downs for me but it was a night that we can and will definitely build off of," said McAdoo. "I got good starts in both my heat and my main which I was happy about. In the main I rode pretty tight but It was great to get back to racing after missing a few weeks due to the hand injury, and to finally get out there on my new GEICO Honda. The bike and team are awesome! It took me some time getting used to the track, it was so soft and rutted all day which made for some challenging racing for all of us. I can't wait to go dice it up with some west coast boys next weekend in Vegas!"
The Las Vegas race this coming weekend marks the annual Dave Coombs Senior Memorial East/West Showdown, pitting both 250SX East and West Region riders against each other. Craig and McAdoo will be joined by Jimmy Decotis for that one, with Jeremy Martin recovering from injuries and waiting for the May 20th start to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to return to racing.
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